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As we move into the second month of 2021 and continue to grapple with the impacts of this awful pandemic, let’s look positively to the coming year and where we are moving forward in our community. This month a report was released to Congress looking at the state of the Nation’s Industrial Capability. Houston County,…
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MESSAGE FROM OUR PRESIDENT Over the weekend, we saw an incredible outpouring of support and willingness to help those affected by the devastating fire at Coldwater Creek Apartments. The Chamber is partnering with Coldwater Creek, the Red Cross, and Southside to assist in the collection and distribution of Coldwater Relief.  We have been overwhelmed by…
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MESSAGE FROM OUR PRESIDENT Today we unit in a worldwide celebration of generosity. Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement, unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. Right now, people around the globe are coming together, showing kindness and generosity by giving their voices, time, money, goods, and…
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MESSAGE FROM OUR PRESIDENT “If you haven’t been to Buc-ee’s yet…” If I saw one, I saw 40 posts this past week that started out something like this. For a year that many are chalking up to no more than a dumpster fire, on the development front it has been a pretty good year for…
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MESSAGE FROM OUR PRESIDENT I just wanted to take a moment today, in the middle of a pandemic, a recession, an uncertain political environment, planning, the holidays, and all the other things you’re doing, to just say thank you. Don’t get excited, I’m not going anywhere. 😂 Six years ago today, I walked through the…
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MESSAGE FROM OUR PRESIDENT It’s hard to believe that 2020 is almost over. The end of another year means that Pinnacle Awards time is just around the corner. This year has truly been like no other; and still, we have incredible businesses and individuals who continue to do outstanding work in their organizations and for…
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MESSAGE FROM OUR PRESIDENT “We have to practice patience.” That’s a phrase my mom used to say to us often growing up. In fact, we learned a song in children’s choir that got me through all sorts of situations like waiting in line at the grocery store or for a friend to get home so…
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MESSAGE FROM OUR PRESIDENT   When I was a senior in high school, I wrote an essay for the local DAR writing contest on the subject of “Our American heritage and our responsibility to preserve it.” As an almost 18-year-old, the answer to preserving our American heritage was already on my radar as I anxiously…
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